Baby monitors have become quite commonplace over the past 20 years or so, and come in many variations. Exmovere (a company that previously produced the wearable Chariot) has debuted a new type of monitor, however, which are actually part of the baby's pajamas, and which are said to help monitor heart rate, emotional state and behavior. The outfit -- called Exmobaby -- uses the Zigbee wireless standard, effectively connecting the baby to the home wireless network, enabling the parents (or you know, whoever's around) to track the babies various states via icons on their mobile phones. Sound great? Well, it's heading to limited retail in 2011, though no pricing has been announced yet. Full press release is below.
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With an Eye to New Moms, Exmovere Unveils Biosensor Pajamas for Babies

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 27, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exmovere Holdings, Inc. (www.exmovere.com), a biomedical engineering company, today announced plans to release vital sign monitoring infant sleepwear. Exmovere is in the advanced stages of taking to market a washable, conductive fabric-based biosensor pajama called "Exmobaby." Exmobaby is the first-ever baby garment developed for remote monitoring of heart rate, emotional state and behavior. Exmovere is actively seeking retail chains, wireless carriers and distributors interested in promoting the product internationally, with an initial focus on countries with high infant mortality rates and countries launching active campaigns to reduce Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), including Germany, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Company CEO David Bychkov announced that "Each Exmobaby onesie will come with a baby-safe, rechargeable Zigbee wireless transceiver that snaps into a pouch. From there, the data is transmitted to a nearby PC or cell phone in order to keep parents and other caregivers informed of a baby's status. This continuous monitoring in real time will allow for an 'emotional umbilical cord' between mother and child."

Exmobaby parents will be able to see icons representing their baby's heartbeat, emotional state and activity level on their cell phones. This is especially important for first-time mothers re-entering the work force, parents concerned about the vigilance of their babysitter, and childcare centers juggling the needs of multiple children. Exmobaby will also be marketed to parents worried about infant sleep apnea, choking and other dangers that relate to SIDS.

For information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on SIDS, visit: http://www.cdc.gov/SIDS/

Exmobaby will also become one of the first mainstream consumer products utilizing the Zigbee wireless standard. Zigbee is a standard using a WHAN (wireless home area network) and is targeted at radio frequency applications requiring lower data rate, longer battery life and network security. This is particularly well-suited for Exmobaby moms as it is cost-effective, reliable and compatible with a wide range of USB and mini SD-slot dongle devices, such as cell phones.

In early 2011, Exmovere will begin its limited edition marketing campaign where it will release only 1,000 Exmobaby pajama kits, available in blue or pink, to select buyers from a waiting list. Included with these kits will be an Exmobaby garment set, one Zigbee transceiver, PC and cell phone monitoring software and six months of online service. The company will be accepting deposits for the limited first run of Exmobaby kits until the 1,000 slots on the waiting list are filled.

According to Cheyenne Crow, Exmovere Holdings' Vice President and COO, "The company expects to ship the 1,000 kits to potential distributors, resellers and marketing partners worldwide by January 2011. By the third quarter of 2011, we plan to follow up with mass market and medical versions of Exmobaby. These will be marketed through pharmacies, major retailers and various wireless service providers." Exmobaby will also be made available to patients at Exmovere's medical clinic in Fairfax, Virginia, which operates under the brand name Clinica.

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Exmovere shows off Exmobaby biosensor pajamas for babies, coming to retail in 2011